What if your telephone company were allowed to:
-record all of your conversations
-note who your friends, family, colleagues and other important people are
-note all the keywords used in your conversations
-note how many times you use certain keywords in your conversations
-note who and what you’re talking about, and when
-assess your emotional state
-track everywhere you go, even when you’re not using your phone
-catalog what your face looks like, and what your friends’ and family’s faces look like
-assess your health and financial situation based on your conversations and who you call
-track all of the above information about your children
What if your phone company then:
-took all of that information about you, and allowed really really bad people to have it
-allowed those bad people to pretend they were someone you trust, and call you and trick you into going places and doing things
-allowed those bad people to get OTHER bad people find you. Bad people who want to do horrible things to you.
What if, when confronted, the phone company said that you were in control of 1. Your conversations – you could always opt to not talk to anyone 2. Your phone number 3. Whether or not your number’s in the phone book.
But the phone company continues to collect all of the above information with you, and continues to share it with really evil people.
Would you think the phone company needs to be held accountable? Would you think the phone company needs to be regulated?